Author Archive | Caren

Let’s Talk About Literacy

Recently I joined the Literacy Committee of Southwest Human Development here in Phoenix. SWHD deals with children from birth to 5 years old and strives to ensure that they have access to books. I joined because I’ve always been interested in children’s charities and being a writer, getting books into the hands of children just […]

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3rd Place – Mystery Writing Contest!

Validation There is nothing that a writer likes more than to have their work validated by someone other than their friends and family. I had been leery about entering writing contests. I wondered if I’d be able to take the rejection if my story didn’t place. And truth to tell, there have been quite a few […]

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Business Benefits to Publishing a Book

We all know that being a published author gives you instant credibility and status in your industry. It sets you apart from the hundreds of other entrepreneurs who do what you do – it makes you unique. But did you know there are also more subtle benefits to your business from becoming an author? More Profitable Clients […]

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The Trappings of Christmas

My critique group had an assignment this month of writing a poem about Christmas. We thought it would be a good exercise since none of us write poetry. I actually found it to be fun and sparked my creative juices. You may want to try it too. Write something outside your normal genre and see […]

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One of my friends from the Children’s Picture Book Academy sent me a link to a blogpost from children’s book writer, Susanna Leonard Hill. It was for her 4th Annual Holiday Contest which you can see the results of here: The rules were to write a holiday themed story, 350 words max, where weather impacts the […]

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Are You Writing the Right Press Release?

As a self-publisher you know all the burden for marketing your book falls squarely on your shoulders. One of the best ways to market is of course to send out a press release. If you’ve done that in the past but with little success, perhaps you’re making one of these common mistakes that I learned […]

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Going to a Book Fair?

Are you at that stage in your writing career where you actually have a book to promote and you’ve decided to start attending book fairs? Or maybe you’re interested in starting a bit slower and are taking a table at your church bazaar. No matter what venue you choose, having an engaging table that calls […]

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Proofreading Tips

Let’s face it – we are our own worst proofreaders. As writers, I think we can all agree that we should never, ever try to proofread our own novels or works of non-fiction.  But what do we do about our Blogs, our tweets, and our posts to Facebook? There simply isn’t time to get someone else […]

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Financial Point Man’s Success Strategies Now Available

I am pleased to announce that Bill Cantrell, a 102nd Place client, has published the first book in his Financial Point Man’s Success Strategies Series.  Estate Planning Bill is a multi-credentialed financial professional who combines extensive tax expertise with comprehensive financial planning. In over 30 years helping clients gain financial success and security Bill has […]

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Last Soul Standing Launches!

 Marilyn Poscic’s first book now available! I am proud to announce the launch of my client’s new book, Last Soul Standing – Surviving My Last Surviving Relative. Marilyn Poscic is a nationally known Angel Messenger, Medium, Psychic Counselor and Educator. She had also spent over 20 years in the medical field but nothing in her […]

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